Shimaa Eissa

 Shimaa Eissa
  • Biosensors & Bionanotechnology

Areas of Expertise:
Biosensoring; Bionanotechnology; Electroanalytical chemistry

since 2022


Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates

College of Art and Sciences
Chemistry Department
SAN campus
Umm Al Nar
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates


About me

I am currently working as assistant professor in the Chemistry Department, Khalifa University. My research is focusing on the development of electrochemical biosensors for various environmental, biomedical, food safety, and diagnostic applications exploiting aptamers as novel biorecognition receptors as well as carbon nanomatrials as transduction elements. I was a visiting researcher at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) for two years, where I gained more insight on the effect of graphene materials, preparation methods on their structural properties, and consequently their biosensing performance. I received several awards including the L'Oréal-UNESCO "For Women In Science"-Middle East Award in 2016 for my project on “Developing aptamer-based biosensors for the detection of glycated hemoglobin on human whole blood”.

AGYA is an excellent opportunity for me to collaborate with researchers from Germany and different Arab countries to realize multidisciplinary projects related to health and environment.

Academic career
2022 - todayAssistant Professor, Chemistry department, College of Arts and Sciences, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
2021 - 2022Associate Research Professor, Chemistry department, college of science, Alfaisal university, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2016 - 2021Assistant Research Professor, Chemistry department, college of science, Alfaisal university, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2016L'Oréal-UNESCO "For Women In Science award
2011 - 2015Ph.D. in Science of Energy and materials, Université du Québec, INRS-EMT, Varennes, Quebec, Canada
2006 - 2010M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry department, college of science, Mansoura University, Damietta Branch, Damietta, Egypt

On a personal note

Must read in my discipline:
Electrochemical biosensors by Ronkainen et al.

Favourite novel:
Bain Al-Qasreen by Nageb Mahfuz

The scientist from my country you should know:
Ahmed H. Zewail (1946-2016), Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1999